"Dom" and UATV got 362 million hrivnyas for next year
The state enterprise "Multimedia Platform of Ukraine" (TV channels "Dom" and UATV) received funding for 2022 UAH 362 million (about $13 million), according to Detektor Media.
In the original edition of the state budget, this project was returned to the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy, and financing was combined with this one of Ukrinform news agency, according to Detektor Media. But the budget committee returned the funding for the channels to the Ministry of Reintegration, leaving Ukrinform under the aegis the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy.
In January 2021, the broadcaster came under the Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine. The State Enterprise “Multimedia Platform of Ukraine” (Dom and UATV TV channels) is financed through the budget program “Ensuring Information Sovereignty of Ukraine, Development of Indigenous Languages Living in the Temporarily Occupied Territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol” and financial support of Ukraine”. Initially, 130 million hryvnias (about $4,8 million) were allocated for it, but then the government began to redistribute the budget money, and in 2021 a total of 977 million (about $36 million) was allocated under this article. Of these, 50 million of hrivnyas (about $1,8 million) to be spent for various events, the remaining 920 million of hrivnyas (about $33,9 million) to be spent for television.
It will be recalled that the law on the State Budget of Ukraine for 2022 was published on the website of the Verkhovna Rada. It will take effect on January 1.
Parliament passed a draft law on the budget on December 2.
The State Budget of Ukraine for 2022 provided 1.7 billion hrivnyas (about $62 million) for film production and 1.87 billion hrivnyas (about $69 million) for financial support of the National Public Television and Radio Company of Ukraine for 2022.
The budget of the cultural sphere for 2022 has increased by 30% compared to this year. Thus, funding for culture, creative industries and information policy is provided at the level of 14.5 billion hryvnias (about $535 million).
The Ukrainian Cultural Foundation will receive 703 million hrivnyas (about $25,9 million)(in particular, to support projects), the Ukrainian Book Institute will get 335.5 million hrivnyas (about $13 million).
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